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Forest Lake Divorce Lawyers

Team-Based Advocacy During Your Life Transition

Our Forest Lake location is proud to serve the residents of Washington County with all their legal needs. We provide a team-based approach, tailored counsel, and flat-fee pricing to better serve our clients. We do everything in our power to ensure we can help you find the right resolution to your case.

You can find our Forest Lake office at:

56 East Broadway Ave #206

Forest Lake, MN 55025

Areas of Family Law We Can Help You With

The Divorce Process in Minnesota

To file for divorce in Minnesota, you or your spouse must live in the state (or be a military member stationed in the state) for at least 180 days.

As a “no-fault” state, Minnesotans can file for divorce by citing “an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage relationship.” This means it is not necessary to prove that a spouse’s behavior was what led to the divorce.

Once you have reached the state requirements, you can file for divorce. To do so, you must fill out the following forms and file them with the county court. Your divorce attorney can assist you with this process. Once you have completed this step, you must serve your spouse divorce papers (you yourself cannot do this, but a law enforcement professional can). Your spouse will respond and then you and your spouse will determine which type of divorce you would like to pursue moving forward.

Types of Divorce in Minnesota

There are two types of divorce available in Minnesota:

Uncontested Dissolution of Marriage:

  • This type of divorce occurs when both spouses, the petitioner and the respondent, agree to all matters regarding child support, visitation, asset division, marital property, alimony etc.

Contested Dissolution of Marriage:

  • This type of divorce happens when the petitioner and the respondent disagree on one or more issues regarding child support, visitation, asset division, marital property, alimony, etc.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Minnesota courts recognize alternative dispute resolution (ADR) as an effective method to assist couples going through a divorce. During ADR, a mediator will help the couple come to an amicable and fair agreement. The goal is to lessen conflict to avoid taking the case to court. In Minnesota, ADR can include either:

Arbitration:

  • During arbitration, a neutral third party will listen to both spouses and come to an agreement after. This process may still result in a trial.

Mediation:

  • During mediation, a neutral third party or mediator, will work with the couple to help them resolve their issues. However, it is up the couple to reach an agreement together.

Contact Our Forest Lake Divorce Attorneys Today

As your friends in law, we are committed to providing you with the legal counsel and support necessary to help you navigate your legal issue. To learn more about the services we provide in Forest Lake, feel free to reach out to a legal professional on our team today.

Fill out a contact form onlineor call us directly at (651) 371-9117 to book an initial consultation today!

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  • “I have sole custody of my child and I am the father of a three-year-old in a state where dads are really Limited with any sympathy in Family Court.”

    - Linc W.
  • “Even during social distancing and a stay at home order due to Covid-19, they were able to find ways to be timely and responsive. They helped me create my will and give me peace of mind.”

    - Britt S.
  • “Listened and protected me well and went out of her way to assist in whatever she needed to do to be professionally objective, flexible and to see fairness through to the end of this case.”

    - Sonya K.
  • Johnson Turner Legal has been extremely professional and helpful during my time as a client. I really like the team aspect approach they conduct.

    - Ashley A.
  • “They make you feel so important and like you are being heard. It's also wonderful that I can call and talk to someone anytime I need to. It's quite comforting.”

    - Samantha H.
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